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First job at UpWork

Hello! 🙂
Tell us about your first job on UpWork.
- How long did it take from registration to first hire?
- What have you done to improve your profile?
- Have you purchased additional connections? How much money did you spend before getting your first job?

Thank you! Newbies will be interested in your experience!

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I have been a member of Upwork since 2020, although I cannot recall the exact month, it could have been March, April, or May. Recently, I received my first two jobs on Upwork in the current month, and I have a third job that is currently in progress. Initially, I purchased Connects once, but unfortunately, I didn't receive any response from the client. As a result, I have been using the free connections I receive each month to bid on projects.



here's the Tips for Getting Your First Job on Upwork:

  • Complete your profile: Include a professional photo, engaging overview, relevant skills, and a portfolio.
  • Choose a niche: Specialize in a specific area to stand out.
  • Start with smaller projects: Gain feedback and build your reputation.
  • Submit compelling proposals: Tailor your responses and highlight your skills.
  • Set competitive rates: Consider lower rates to attract clients initially.
  • Be proactive: Apply to relevant jobs consistently and be responsive.
  • Network and seek recommendations: Leverage your connections for referrals.
  • Showcase your expertise: Establish yourself as an expert through a blog or website.

Good luck on Upwork! :rocket:

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